The Vice Minister of Mines in the DR Congo, Godard Motemona, declared that the appointment of three Chinese nationals to help supervise Chinese mining activities in the far eastern province of Ituri is “null and void.”
The controversy began last Thursday when the military governor of Ituri, Lieutenant-General Johnny Luboya N’kashama, named three Chinese nationals with connections to the local mining industry to serve as emissaries of sorts between the provincial government and the many Chinese mining companies operating in the region.
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